Aging Quotes

There is no age to the human spirit. – Kathy Sporre

People are polished, perfected and refined by age. – Kathy Sporre

I will be refined by age, not defined by it. – Kathy Sporre

In youth we learn. In age we understand. – Unknown

Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been – Unknown

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; and in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer. – Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan, 1921-2006

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. – George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom comes with winters. – Oscar Wilde

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows. – Audrey Hepburn

Age is how we determine how valuable you are. – Jane Elliot

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. – Eleanor Roosevelt

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old. – Bill Clinton

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. – George William Curtis

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair, these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. You are a young as your faith and as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear. – General McArthur

The moral test of a society is how that society treats those who are in the dawn of life – the children; those who are in the twilight of life – the elderly; and those who are in the shadow of life – the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.” – Hubert Humphrey

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1 Comment

  1. Here is one I came across in my book research:

    “The greatest potential for growth and self-realization exists in the second half of life.” Carl Jung


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